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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 14, 2012 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wonderful Ohio '81 (and Phil Alert)

Oh no. I'm going to be out-feministed by a chair basher!

OK, technically, you have a point. Mr. Lion's Den is not really on the list of Admirable GD Characters. (Which would be a short list, I suspect.) But I prefer to think of the subtext as, "I'm a no-good devil of a cheatin', jail-breakin' womanizer, who was thinkin' about cards and horses, but now that I've had a few shots of whiskey here in [insert name of cow town], another form of entertainment comes to mind."

Or, actually: "I, Bob, am singing this song, and here comes a place where I can insert name of city."

OK, not particularly politically correct, but at least we can all be happy that Bob doesn't try to sing a Sensitive New Age Man kind of song. Now that would be scary.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 14, 2012 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wonderful Ohio '81 (and Phil Alert)

Closest approximation to Sensitive Man song: Cassidy.

but you're right, if you shout out the city name, you can rouse a cheer every time...

I think the SDH interpretation hits the mark. In the mis-heard lyrics category: "those filly girls start lookin' good".

But in general, our jailbird is just a horn-dog. From alternate lyrics:
"If you're ever in Memphis, better stop by Minglewood
Well take a walk down town, the women sure look good"

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 14, 2012 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wonderful Ohio '81 (and Phil Alert)

Looks Like Rain?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 14, 2012 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wonderful Ohio '81 (and Phil Alert)

I'm not sure using the sound of screeching made by humping alley cats qualifies this tune as "sensitive". Lame songwriting on a monumental scale maybe, but not sensitve. IMHO anyway.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2012-11-14 17:59:47

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 14, 2012 9:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wonderful Ohio '81 (and Phil Alert)

Ah, but the key word was "try." TRY to sing a Sensitive New Age Man song. And I'm afraid LLR may have actually have been a "try." And so are his little improvised raps after it. There may even be more tries if someone combed through Solo Bob stuff ... although that might make the intrepid comber come to a true appreciation of the brilliance of sticking with Hell in a Bucket.

I think the most Sensitive Guy Tries actually may have come from Brent. But I seriously cannot get through his songs to check that.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 14, 2012 10:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wonderful Ohio '81 (and Phil Alert)

It was because he couldn't play St. Stephen....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oBwGzGlTlY&;feature=related

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Nov 15, 2012 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wonderful Ohio '81 (and Phil Alert)

Seriously funny thread.